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SCHOOL REGULATIONS 

OP THE 

Province of Quebec 

REVISED BY THE 

Protestant Committee 

OF THE 

Council of Public Instruction 

AND APPROVED BY 

ORDER IN COUNCIL. WITH AMENDMENTS TO MY 1st. 



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QUEBEC 

TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO 
1909 






The EDITH and LORNE PIERCE 
COLLECTION of CANADI ANA 




Queen's University at Kingston 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS 



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Province of Quebec 



REVISED BY THE 



Protestant Committee 

OF THE 

Council of Public Instruction 



AND APPROVED BY 



ORDER IN COUNCIL, WITH AMENDMENTS TO JULY 1st. 
1909 



QUEBEC 

TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. 
1909 



SCHOOL REGULATIONS 

REVISED BY THE 

Protestant Committee of the Council of Public 
Instruction, 

And approved by Order in Council. 
WITH AMENDMENTS TO JULY, 1909. 



I. 

CONCERNING SCHOOL INSPECTORS. 

Examination. 

1. There shall be a Board of Examiners for the 
examination of candidates for the position of in- 
spector of Protestant schools, composed of three 
members, one of whom shall be the Dean of the 
School for the Training of Teachers, of Macdonald 
College. The remaining two members shall be ap- 
pointed by the Protestant Committee of the Council 
of Public Instruction. 



2. The expenses of this Board of Examiners shall 
be paid, partly from the deposits of the candidates 
and partly from the contingent expenses of the 
Protestant Committee. 



4 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

3. The examiners shall prepare the questions, 
conduct the examinations in writing, value the 
answers, and make a written report of the results 
to the Protestant Committee at the first meeting 
after the examination. 



4. Candidates for the position of inspector of 
Protestant schools shall appear before the Board of 
Examiners, or before a sub-committee of the Pro- 
testant Committee appointed for the purpose, at the 
time and place appointed by advertisement given 
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 



5, Each candidate shall forward to the Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction, at least six days be- 
fore the time appointed for the examination, the 
following documents : 



(a) A written application for appointment 
stating the religious belief of the candidate, 
and his age, which must not be less than 25 
nor more than 50 years ; 

(b) Testimonials of good character and con- 
duct, according to Form No. 1, prescribed foi 
teachers ; 

(c) Certificates of literary attainments anc 
qualifications, of university degree, and of hon 
ors, if any, and other particulars bearing upor 
his qualifications ; 



SCHOOL INSPECTORS O 

(d) Certificates showing (1) , that he holds 
a diploma, (2) that he has taught at least five 
years, (3) that he has not discontinued teach- 
ing more than five years. 

6. Each candidate shall deposit six dollars to 
defray the cost of advertising in the Quebec Official 
Gazette, and for other necessary expenses. 



7. Each candidate shall be examined with refer- 
ence to : 

(a) The methods of teaching the subjects of 
the authorized course of study ; 

(b) The organization, discipline and man- 
agement of schools ; 

(c) The duties of inspectors, school boards 
and teachers, and the operation of the school 
law and regulations of the Province. Eifty 
per cent, of the marks in each of the three 
divisions of the examination will be required 
for passing. 

8. The documents produced by the candidates, 
and the results of their examination shall be sub- 
mitted to the Protestant Committee for ap- 
proval, and the candidates found qualified by the 
Committee for the position of inspector shall be 
granted certificates of the first or second class, ac- 
cording to Form No. 2. 



6 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 
DUTIES OF SCHOOL INSPECTORS 

9. It is the duty of school inspectors : 

(a) To hold educational conferences with the 
teachers, school commissioners and trustees of their 
respective inspectorates at suitable and convenient 
centres during the first half of each scholastic year, 
and to visit each school under their control during 
the second half, giving two hours on an average to 
the inspection of each school ; 

(b) To examine the pupils upon the authorized 
course of study, and to insist upon the course being 
followed by teacher and pupils. The Inspector 
may allow the work of any of the model school 
grades to be followed whenever he judges it to be 
in the best interests of the school to do so ; 

(c) To transmit to the Superintendent (a) the 
names of those teachers who are eminently success- 
ful in carrying out the course of study, and (b) the 
names of teachers who, after warning, neglect the 
course of study or teach without a proper time- 
table ; 

(d) To ascertain whether the regulations for 
teachers and for pupils are observed, and to note 
especially the classification of the pupils, the ar- 
rangements and allotments of the time-table, and 
the manner in which the school journals and regis- 
ters are kept ; 



SCHOOL INSPECTORS 7 

(e) To observe the methods of instruction fol- 
lowed by the teacher; 

(/) To give a few model lessons in the presence 
of the teacher; 

(g) To ascertain what methods are used in main- 
taining discipline ; 

(h) To give such advice to the teacher as may be 
deemed necessary ; 

(i) To encourage teachers to preserve the best 
specimens of their pupils' work on the authorized 
form of test-sheets, in order that the inspector may 
examine them at his next visit and transmit to the 
Superintendent specimens worthy of being exhibit- 
ed ; 

(?) To ascertain whether the regulations concern- 
ing schoolhouses, closets, apparatus, etc., are ob- 
served, and especially whether the necessary air 
space per pupil has been provided, and whether 
proper attention is paid to the heating and ventil- 
ation of the school rooms ; 

(k) To fill up a bulletin of inspection for each 
school, and to transmit the bulletins of each muni- 
cipality to the Superintendent as soon as the inspec- 
tion of the municipality is completed ; 

(I) After inspecting the schools of a municipality, 
to report the results to the commissioners (or trust- 
ees) , under the following heads : 



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(1) Condition of the schools of the municipal- 

ity as to ; 

(a) The use of the course of study, 

(b) A uniform series of text-books, 

(c) The use of definite time-tables, 

(d) Schoolhouses and closets, 

(e) Apparatus (blackboard, authorized jour- 
nal, etc.) 

(2) Serious defects in ; 

(a) The municipality as a whole, 

(b) Particular schools, 

(c) Individual teachers, 

(3) Any action that should be taken by the 

school commissioners (or trustees) to 
improve the condition of their schools ; 

(m) To classify, in their annual reports to the 
Superintendent, the school municipalities of their 
inspectorates under the following heads: — 1, Ex- 
cellent; 2, Good; 3, Middling; 4, Bad; 5, Very 
bad ; arranging the members of each class in order 
of merit. The classification shall be based upon the 
following points, each of which shall be valued at ten 
marks : — 



SCHOOL INSPECTORS 9 

1. The length and arrangement of the school 

year. 

2. The condition of schoolhouses, closets and 

grounds. 

3. The supply of apparatus, blackboards, au- 

thorized school journals, maps, etc. 

4. The use of the course of study. 

5. The use of a uniform series of authorized 

text-books. 

6. The salaries of teachers and the method of 

payment. 

(ft) To examine the books of the secretary-treas- 
urers and to ascertain whether they are kept in ac- 
cordance with the authorized form ; 

(o) To hold a meeting of teachers in each county, 
when required by the Superintendent, for the pur- 
pose of considering the difficulties, defects and desir- 
able improvements of the schools of the county and 
the best methods of organizing and teaching elemen- 
tary schools ; 

(p) To forward their annual reports and statisti- 
cal tables to the Superintendent before the first of 
August each year. 



10 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 
PRIZE BOOKS 

10 The inspectors shall distribute the prize 
books furnished by the Department of Public In- 
struction as follows, (a) In the municipalities that 
are endeavouring to comply with the provisions of 
the school law and regulations; (b) In the schools 
in which the teachers are endeavouring to carry 
out the course of study in accordance with a definite 
time-table ; (c) To the pupils who are taking regu- 
larly the subjects of the course of study. 



11. Prizes shall be awarded for general profic- 
iency in all the subjects of the course of study, but 
if the examination is unsatisfactory no prize shall 
be given. 



12. Prizes shall be given upon the actual results 
of the examination by the inspector and upon the 
information obtained from the teacher. It is de- 
sirable that one prize at least should be given in 
each of the classes of the school. An extra prize 
may be given for attendance and conduct as shown 
by the school journal, but this shall be distinct from 
the prizes for proficiency, and shall not be given 
unless a school journal has been regularly kept. 



13. Prize books given by the inspectors shall 
not be distributed at public examinations or closing 
exercises in lieu of prizes to which pupils are en- 
titled from the teachers or school boards. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 11 

14. The inspector shall fill up and sign the label 
to be found in each prize book. 

15. The inspector shall enter on the school visit- 
ors' register the name of each pupil to whom he 
gives a prize, his age, the subject for which it was 
awarded, and the title of the book given. The in- 
spector shall see that the teachers are provided by 
the school commissioners (or trustees) with a school 
visitors' register, separate from the school journal, 
and in schools where there is no register, he shall 
give no prizes. 

16. The prize books are divided into two classes, 
Roman Catholic and Protestant, distinguished by 
special labels, and inspectors shall observe this div- 
ision in distributing the prizes to pupils. 



SCHOOL LIBRARIES 

1*7. Whenever books are purchased by the De- 
partment of Public Instruction for school libraries, 
instead of prize books, the inspectors shall dis- 
tribute them to the various schools in their dis- 
tricts and shall see from time to time that they are 
properly cared for. 

CONCERNING THE CENTRAL BOARD OF EXAMINERS 

18. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, 
under provision of Article 458 of the School Law, 



12 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

and the Protestant Central Board of Examiners un- 
der Article 84, shall alone have the power to grant 
diplomas valid for Protestant schools. 



19. Professional training shall be given by the 
School for the Training of Teachers in Macdonald 
College, as provided in 7 Edward VII, ch. 26, and 
by the universities for academy diplomas under 
regulation 32. 



20. To the Central Board is committed the 
power of admitting teachers in training for diplo- 
mas valid in this Province to the School for the 
Training of Teachers, hereinafter called the School 
for Teachers, or to any course leading to a diploma. 

21. The diplomas granted shall be of four grades, 
namely : elementary, kindergarten, model school (or 
intermediate) and academy (or secondary) , and 
these are valid for any Protestant school of the 
same grade in the Province. 

But special certificates may be granted by the 
Central Board to teachers of modern languages, 
drawing, music, manual work, domestic subjects, 
nature study, or calisthenics, after the candidates 
have passed the examinations set for the second 
grade academy, or have shown by documents that 
work equivalent to second grade academy work has 
been done, and have shown that sufficient special 
training has been taken. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 13 

22. There shall be two classes of elementary 
diplomas, namely : first and second class elementary 
diplomas, and two classes of academy diplomas . 
namely, first and second class. 

23. First class diplomas shall be given after 
January 1st 1909 only to persons who have had pro- 
fessional training. 



24 The only persons eligible for examination 
and for diplomas are : 



a. For first class elementary diplomas, such per- 
sons as have completed a year's course of training 
in the School for Teachers. 

b. For second class elementary diplomas, such 
persons as have complied with the conditions laid 
down in regulations 35 to 39. 

c For kindergarten diplomas, such persons as 
have completed a year's course of training in the 
kindergarten class of the School for Teachers. 

d. For model school diplomas, such persons as 
have completed a year's course of training in the 
model school class of the School for Teachers. 

e. For first class academy diplomas, graduates 
in arts of some Canadian or other British univer- 
sity, who have had professional training. 



14 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

/. For second class academy diplomas, such per- 
sons as have complied with the conditions pre- 
scribed in regulations 40 to 44. 

g. For any grade of diploma, such persons as 
may have received from the Protestant Central 
Board of Examiners permission to enter upon any 
examinations specifically indicated by that Board. 

25. Before entering upon any course leading to 
a diploma valid for the Protestant schools in this 
Province, each candidate must : 



a. Make application upon the authorized form to 
the Secretary of the Central Board on or before the 
20th of July. 

b. Be a British subject, or satisfy the Central 
Board that he has begun the necessary proceedings 
to become such. 

c. Have entered upon his seventeenth year before 
entering the School for Teachers for an elementary 
diploma, or his eighteenth year before entering for 
any other diploma, or applying for a permit. 

d. Submit to the Dean of the School for Teach- 
ers, when entering, a physician's certificate to show 
that he is in good health , and a certificate from the 
Secretary of the Central Board of Examiners show- 
ing that all conditions for entrance have been ful- 
filled. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 15 

26. Candidates for entrance to the classes of the 
School for Teachers must hold certificates or di- 
plomas as follows : — 



a. To the elementary class, the first grade acad- 
emy certificate. (As this standing is considered 
insufficient, the second grade academy certificate 
will be required in 1910-11 and thereafter.) 

b. To the model school class, the A. A. certificate, 
(third grade academy,) or an elementary diploma. 
The A. A. certificate must show that the holder has 
passed in Latin, French, Algebra, Geometry and 
English Language or Literature. Moreover, the 
Central Board may at its discretion require an ex- 
amination in any subject or subjects from holders 
of elementary diplomas. 

c. To the kindergarten class, the first class ele- 
mentary diploma, together with a written certifi- 
cate from the Dean of the School for Teachers to 
the effect that the candidate possesses the neces- 
sary special aptitudes for kindergarten work. 

27. However, the Central Board of Examiners, 
or a committee thereof, may admit to any class in 
exceptional cases, persons whose qualification may 
be insufficient for entrance. Such persons may, 
after trial , be excluded from the School by the Dean 
at his discretion, but none shall be permitted to en- 
ter or to remain on trial after the Christmas exam- 
inations. 



16 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

28. The examinations for first class elementary, 
for kindergarten and model school diplomas shall be 
the sessional examinations of the School, the re- 
sults of which shall be considered, together with 
reports on ability to teach and to govern rendered 
by the Dean of the School. For all such examin- 
ations, one-half of each examination paper may be 
set by the Central Board of Examiners, whenever 
the Board wishes to exercise this right, and such 
tests of ability to teach and to govern must be met 
as may be indicated by that Board. 

All results, including examination questions and 
answers, shall be submitted to the Board by the 
Dean of the School; and in view of these results 
diplomas shall be granted. 

29. The Dean of the School for Teachers shall be 
the custodian of the final examination papers and 
shall retain them subject to orders from the Cen- 
tral Board, or from the Department of Public In- 
struction, for at least one year. 



30. The examinations for first class academy 
diplomas shall be the examinations in arts and in 
the history, theory and practice of education of 
Canadian or other British universities. 



31. All holders of model school diplomas from 
the McGill Normal School, or from the School for 
Teachers, shall be entitled to receive first class acad- 
emy diplomas on graduating in arts at some Can- 
adian or other British university. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 17 

32. All graduates in arts of Canadian or other 
British universities who have passed satisfactory 
examinations in education and in practical teaching 
under the control of the universities or of the School 
for Teachers, as approved by the Protestant Com- 
mittee of the Council of Public Instruction, shall 
be entitled to receive first class academy diplomas. 
After considering the results of the examinations 
and the recommendations of the professors of edu- 
cation, which, with the examination questions and 
answers, shall be submitted to the Board, the Cen- 
tral Board of Examiners shall determine who have 
passed satisfactory examinations in education and 
in practical teaching. 

The Central Board of Examiners is empowered 
to set, whenever it wishes to do so, one-half of the 
questions in education, and to prescribe tests of 
ability to teach and to govern, which must be fol- 
lowed in such examinations. 



33. The form of the first class academy diploma 
shall give the standing of the graduates in Mathe- 
matics, Latin, Greek, French, and in subjects in 
which the graduates have obtained university hon- 
ours. 



34. When a teacher in training, through sickness 
or other cause, fails to pass the requisite examin- 
ations to receive a diploma, the Dean of the School 
for Teachers may upon a two-thirds vote of the 
members of the Central Board present at the dis- 
cussion of the case, recommend a diploma, permit 



18 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

the return of the candidate to renew his course, or 
permit him to return for any of his examinations 
at the close of a subsequent year, and, if he be suc- 
cessful, recommend him for a diploma. 

PERMITS AND SECOND CLASS ELEMENTARY DIPLOMAS 

35. Permits to teach may be granted by the 
Central Board of Examiners to cpndidates who pro- 
duce satisfactory evidence : — 

a. That they have completed their seventeenth 

year ; 

b. That they are of good moral character; 

c. That they have passed successfully Grade II 
Academy examinations. 

36. Such permits to teach shall be valid for the 
school year only during which they aie issued and 
for elementary schools in those municipalities only 
which make formal application to be authorized to 
employ teachers holding such permits. 

37. Such permits shall be valid for a second year 
when endorsed, on the ground of satisfactory teach- 
ing* by the chairman of the school board under 
which the teacher served, the School Inspector ol 
the district and the Secretary of the Central Board 
of Examiners. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 19 

38. At the end of- the second year of service, 
teachers holding permits may, upon the recommen- 
dation of the School Inspector of the district, pre- 
sent themselves for examination in the Art of 
Teaching and School Law, and, if successful, re- 
ceive a second class elementary diploma valid for 
elementary schools only. Candidates for this sec- 
ond class diploma shall notify the Inspector of Su- 
perior Schools on or before the first of May in any 
year of their intention to take the examination in 
Art of Teaching and School Law. 

39. The examination papers in Art of Teaching 
and School Law shall be set by thg Inspector of 
Superior Schools, the examinations shall be held 
in the academies in June along with the regular ex- 
aminations ; the papers , together with the other 
papers of the grade, shall be sent to Quebec, to be 
read by the regular staff of examiners appointed by 
the Protestant Committee for the June examin- 
ations ; and the Inspector of Superior Schools shall 
report the result to the Secretary of the Central 
Board. 



SECOND CLASS ACADEMY DIPLOMAS 

40. Persons holding model school diplomas from 
McGrill Normal School, or from the School for 
Teachers, after having taught successfully in the 
Province of Quebec for a period of not less than five 
years since receiving such diploma, successful teach- 
ing to be attested by the Inspector of Superior 



20 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

Schools or by one of the public school inspectors, 
shall be entitled to receive Second Class Academy 
Diplomas on passing a successful examination in 
the following subjects : 

I. — Latin 

a. Cicero — De Senectute. 

b. Livy— Book XXII. 
c Ovid— Tristia III. 

d. Horace — Selected Odes. 

e. Tacitus — Annals I and II. 

f. Prose Composition — North and Hillard, Exs. 
1-255. 

g. Grammar. 

h. Unseens — Passages from the works of the au- 
thors prescribed, the use of the dictionary being 
allowed. 

II. — French 

a. Grammar — The authorized text-book. 

b. Composition — Macmillan's French Compos- 
ition — Fasnacht. 

c Voyage en Espagne — Gauthier. 

d. Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts Jours — 
Verne. 

e. Madame de la Seigliere — Sandeau. 
/. Hernani — Victor Hugo. 

g. Pensees, Chapters I- VI — Pascal. 



BOARD OF EXAMINERS 21 

III. — Mathematics 

a. Plane Geometry as in Euclid — Geometrical 
Conies and Solid Geometry as far as Volume and 
Surface of the Sphere (Theorem and Archimedes). 

b. Algebra — Quadratic Equations of Two Un- 
known Quantities, Indeterminate Equations, Pro- 
gressions, Permutations and Combinations, The- 
orem of Undetermined Coefficients, Binomial The- 
orem, Exponential Theorem and Logarithms. 

c. Trigonometry — Methods of measuring angles, 
trigonometrical ratios of all angles and of the sum 
and differences of two angles, properties of triangles 
and their solution in easier cases. Radii of in 
scribed and circumscribed circles. 

d. Mechanics and Hydrostatics, Statics, Dyna- 
mics, Hydrostatics, as in Loney's Mechanics and 
Hydrostatics, or the same matter in a similar text- 
book. 

41. Any candidate who obtains sixty per cent, 
of the possible number of marks assigned shall be 
considered as entitled to a pass. The cases of thost- 
whose marks fall below 60 p.c. of the total, shall be 
considered on their merits. 

42. Candidates presenting a certificate from 
either of the universities that they have passed the 
examinations in Latin, French and Mathematics of 
the first and second year in Arts, shall be exempt 
from further examination. 



22 EEGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

43. Candidates for this diploma shall notify the 
Inspector of Superior Schools on or before May 1st 
in any year of their intention to take the required 
examinations and of the academy at which they 
intend to write. 



44. The examinations will be held in the acad- 
emies in June, at the time of the regular examin- 
ations, and the time therefor shall be two days. 



45. The expenses of the Central Board of Ex- 
aminers shall be paid from the funds of the Pro- 
testant Committee. 



EXTRA PROVINCIAL CERTIFICATES 

46. A person holding a diploma as teacher grant- 
ed by extra provincial authorities, who desires to 
obtain a diploma for this Province, shall submit to 
the Central Board of Examiners the following docu- 
ments : 

a. A programme showing the subjects and the 
nature of the examination upon which he obtained 
his extra-provincial diploma ; 

b A certified statement of the marks obtained 
in <ach subject of the examination; 



. The diploma which he holds ; 



PROVINCIAL CERTIFICATES j 23 

d. A certificate of age, and a certificate of moral 
character according to the authorized Form No. 1 ; 

e. Satisfactory evidence that he is a British sub- 
ject, or has begun the necessary proceedings to be- 
come such. 

4*7. If these documents are satisfactory, the 
Superintendent of Public Instruction may, at his 
discretion, grant a permit to teach until the date of 
examination. 



48. In view of these documents the Central 
Board shall determine what examinations, if any, 
the candidate is to undergo, and issue the diploma 
to which he may be entitled after all conditions are 
complied with. 



49. The candidate shall remit to the Central 
Board of Examiners a fee of five dollars with his 
application and shall receive notification of the days 
of examination, which shall be held at the time 
and place appointed by the Board. 



50, The Secretary of the Central Board of Ex- 
aminers shall cause to be provided when necessary 
(a) a suitable room in which to conduct the ex- 
amination, (b) a supply of stationery, and (c) the 
required number of examination papers. 



24 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 
ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS 

51. The annual sessions of the School shall be- 
gin on the first Thursday of September of each year 
and end in the month of June. 

52. The course of study in the School for Teach- 
ers shall be drawn up by the Dean of the School 
in conference with the Teachers' Training Com- 
mittee, and be submitted to the Protestant Com- 
mittee of the Council of Public Instruction for ap- 
proval. 

53. The practice schools for teachers in training 
shall conform, as closely as possible to the author- 
ized courses of study. 

54. No candidate is admitted to the School for 
Teachers until the provisions of the school law res- 
pecting admission have been fulfilled. 

CONDITIONS OF CONTINUANCE IN THE SCHOOL FOR 
TEACHERS 

55. Persons admitted to the School must attend 
on the first day of the session and must thereafter 
attend punctually every day of the session or give 
reasons satisfactory to the Dean of the School for 
their absence or tardiness. 



CONTINUANCE IN THE SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS 25 

56. In order to continue in the School, teachers 
in training must maintain conduct and character 
suitable to their present position and their future 
calling. 

5*7. Each professor, lecturer or teacher shall 
have the power of excluding from his lectures any 
student who may be inattentive to his studies, or 
guilty of any minor infraction of the regulations, 
until the matter can be reported to the Dean. 

58. The Dean of the School shall have the power 
to suspend from attendance any pupil for improper 
conduct or neglect of duty, for a week, or until the 
next meeting of the Training Committee, when he 
deems it advisable to submit the case to that body. 

59. The Training Committe is empowered for 
any grave cause to expel any teacher in training 
from any class. 



60. Teachers in training who leave the School 
during the session are expected to assign to the 
Dean satisfactory reasons, accompanied in case of 
failure of health by a medical certificate. 

Neglect to comply with this regulation will be a 
bar to future admission to the School. 



61. Teachers in training must give their whole 
time and attention to the work of the school, and 



26 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

are not permitted to engage in any other course of 
study or business during the session of the school. 

62. Upon the report of the physician to the 
Macdonald College that any pupil is physically or 
mentally unfit to continue his work, the Training 
Committee may require such pupil to withdraw 
from the School for Teachers. 



63. All teachers in training in order to continue 
in the School must pass the prescribed examin- 
ations during the session to the satisfaction of the 
Dean. 



RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION 

64. Teachers in training will be required to state 
with what religious denomination they are con- 
nected ; and to meet weekly for religious instruc- 
tion in accordance with the scheme provided by the 
Teachers' Training Committee from time to time. 



65. Every Thursday after four o'clock shall be 
assigned for this purpose, or such hour as may be 
determined by the Training Committee. In addi- 
tion to punctual atendance at weekly religious in- 
truction, each student will be required to attend 
public worship at least once every Sunday at his 
own church, when possible. 



RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONS . 27 

66. All teachers in training who pass the var- 
ious examinations in the School for Teachers with 
60 per cent, of the total marks and who have not 
fallen below 50 per cent, in any one of the groups 
of subjects, English, Mathematics, French and 
Miscellaneous, nor in any one of the subjects re- 
quired by the authorized course of study for schools 
of the grade which they aspire to teach , shall be en- 
titled to continue in their classes. 

Except by the special permission of the Dean, 
no others shall be entitled to this privilege. 

67. All teachers in training who attain the stan- 
dards defined above at the final examinations in the 
School, shall be entitled to diplomas of the grade of 
the class to which they belong; and, except with 
the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of 
the Central Board of Examiners, who may be pre- 
sent at the discussion, no others shall receive di- 
plomas. But the Central Board of Examiners may 
grant an elementary diploma to a teacher in train- 
ing who fails to pass the examinations in the model 
school class. 



68. Whenever it is evident from any report to 
the Superintendent of Public Instruction or from 
the papers of the candidates submitted to the Cen- 
tral Board in accordance with the regulations, or 
for other reasons, that any particular examination 
has not been conducted in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the law and these regulations, the Pro- 
testant Committee of the Council of Public Instruc- 



28 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

tion may declare, either: first, one or more diplo- 
mas granted at said examination, or, second, the 
whole or any part of the proceedings of the said 
Central Board of Examiners at any meeting, null 
and void, in which case the Central Board of Ex- 
aminers and the candidates who received diplomas 
shall be notified thereof by the Superintendent. 

BURSARIES 

69. Each holder of a first class elementary 
diploma or of a model school or kindergarten diplo- 
ma, on showing that he has taught successfully in 
some school of this Province under the control of 
school commissioners or school trustees, shall be 
paid out of the released Normal School Funds or 
other funds provided for the purpose the sum of 
two dollars for each month of such successful teach- 
ing, not exceeding eight months in each year, dur- 
ing each of the two scholastic years immediately 
succeeding the award of his diploma. If, in two 
years of consecutive attendance at the School a 
teacher in training has taken a first class elementary 
diploma, and either a model school diploma or a 
kindergarten diploma, the amount to be paid shall 
be four dollars for each month ; if three sessions of 
the School elapse between the admission of the 
teacher in training and the conferring of the second 
diploma, the amount to be paid shall be three dol- 
lars for each month. 

70. Successful teaching shall be shown by sub- 
mitting at the annual meeting of the Central Board 



DUTIES OF THE CENTRAL BOARD 29 

of Examiners a certificate according to Form 5, 
signed by the chairman or by the secretary-treas- 
urer of each board under which the teacher has 
taught and by each school inspector in whose dis- 
trict of inspection he has taught. But the written 
statement of any school inspector that he was un- 
able to visit the school during the incumbency of 
that teacher shall be accepted. 

These bursaries shall only be paid for the period 
up to the 30th June, 1910, unless hereafter spec- 
ially provided for. 



TRAVELLING EXPENSES 

71, On being awarded a first class elementary 
diploma, a model school diploma, or a kindergarten 
diploma, each teacher in training at the School 
shall be paid out of the released Normal School 
Funds or other funds provided for the purpose the 
sum of five cents for each mile that his home, in 
the Province of Quebec, is distant from the Mdc- 
douald College. 



GENERAL DUTIES OF THE CENTRAL BOARD 

72. The Central Board of Examiners is empow- 
ered and required : 

To prepare and issue all forms of diplomas, cer- 
tificates and tabulated reports which it may require 



30 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTAFT COMMITTEE 

in addition to the forms provided for in the law or 
in these regulations. 

b. To determine the time and the manner in 
which any report required by it shall be made. 

c. To determine all details of time and manner of 
conducting examinations for admission to the 
School for Teachers, and for teachers diplomas not 
provided for by law or by the regulations of the 
Protestant Committee of the Council ot Public In- 
struction. 

d. To observe and to cause to be observed all laws 
and all regulations of the Protestant Committee of 
the Council of Public Instruction touching the 
duties committed to the Central Board of Examin- 
ers. 

e. To report to the Protestant Committee of the 
Council of Public Instruction as that body may di- 
rect. 

CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS 

73. The educational institutions of the Province 
are divided into Elementary Schools, Institutions 
for Superior Education and Normal Schools for the 
instruction and training of teachers. 



74. Protestant Institutions of Superior Educa- 
tion are classified as follows : 



CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS 31 

a Chartered Universities and incorporated Col- 
leges affiliated thereto, which are required to make 
a return of their annual written examinations to the 
Superintendent in addition to the annual report 
made by such institutions. 

b. Academies and High Schools (secondary 
schools) providing instruction, in English, French, 
Classics, Mathematics, and Science, adequate to 
the standard of matriculation in the Universities 
or for the Certificate of Associate in Arts. 

c. Model Schools (intermediate schools) provid- 
ing instruction in Algebra, Geometry, French and 
the Latin elements, in addition to the subjects of 
the elementary schools. 

75. The following shall be the course of study 
for Protestant Elementary Schools, Model Schools 
and Academies, and be enforced according to direc- 
tions contained in the Manual for Elementary 
Schools, and in the Memoranda of Instructions to 
Teachers of Model Schools and. Academies as is- 
sued from time to time from the Department of 
Public Instruction. 



32 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

ELEMENTARY 



SUBJECTS. 



GRADE I. 



GRADE II. 



Scripture 
Knowledge 



The first half hour of each day to be devoted to 
Instruction in Scripture as below, and in Morals, 
Honour, Respect for others, Good Manners, 



Events connected with 
birth of Christ. Luke 
I,II,l-7.-Visit of Shep- 
herds, Luke II, 8-20 — 
Visit of Magi. Matt. 
II, 1-12.— Flight into 
Egypt. Matt. 11,13-23 
Jesus and the Doctors. - 
Luke II, 41-52.— Bap- 
tism. Luke III, 15-23, 
Matt.III, 1-17.-Death 
and Burial. John XIX. 
— Resurrection and As- 
cension. John XX, and 
Acts 1, 3-12. 



Outlines of chief events 
to the end of the life of 
Joseph. 

To be committed, to me- 
mory. 

The Lord's Prayer. The 
Beatitudes. Six special 
texts, viz., Psl. IV, 8 
Psl. LI, 10, 11. Matt 
XI,28.-John 111,16-17 



As in previous year to- 
gether with the Circum- 
cision and Presentation 
of Jesus. Luke 11,21-38 
-Preparation at Naza- 
reth. Luke II, 51-52 — 
Choice of Apostles. 
Luke VI, 12-19.— Im- 
prisonment of the Bap- 
tist. Mark VI, 17-20 — 
Death of the Baptist. 
Mark VI, 21-29. -Sup- 
per at Bethany. John 
XII, 2-8.— Entry into 
Jerusalem. Mark XI, 
1-12. 



Outlines of chief events 
to the death of Joshua. 



To be committed to me- 
mory. 

The Lord's Prayer. The 
Beatitudes. The Apos- 
tles' Creed -Six special 
texts, viz., Psl. XIX, 
12-14, Prov. Ill, 5. 
Matt. XI, 29, John X, 
14, John XIV, 15. 



COURSE OF STUDY 



33 



SCHOOLS 



GRADE III. 



GRADE IV. 



the Opening Exercises, Scripture Reading, Singing and Prayer, 
including readings and lessons upon Godliness, Truthfulness, 
Temperance, Health, Kindness to Animals, &c. 



As in previous year together 
with Temptation. Luke IV 
1-13.— First Passover of Mi- 
nistry. John II, 13-25. Ill, 
1-21. — Peter's Confession. 
Matt. XVI, 13-20.— Trans 
figuration. Matt. XVII, 1-13 
— Sending out the Seventy 
Luke X, 1-16. — Feast of De- 
dication. John X, 22-42 — 
Paschal Supper. John XIII, 
1-35, Garden of Gethsemane. 
Matt. XXVI, 36-46— Be 
trayal. Matt. XXVI, 47-56 
—Trial. John XVIII— Ap- 
pearances after Resurrection 
John XX, Matt. XXVIII 
16-20, Luke XXIV, 13-35- 
Pentecost. Acts II. 

Outlines of chief events to the 
end of the Judges. 



To be committed to memory. 
The Ten Commandments and 
Mark XV. 



Life and Words of Christ. 



To be committed to memory. 
Matthew VI. 



34 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

ELEMENTARY 



SUBJECTS. 



GRADE I. 



GRADE II. 



English. . . 



The meaning of words with the subject matter of 
ness and brightness of tones, fluency, clearness 
in all written work. 



Copying words and sen- 
tences, oral and written 
reproduction, Memori- 
ter work. Special at- 
tention to penholding 
and hand-movements. 



Copying words and sen- 
tences, Dictation, oral 
and written. Reproduc- 
tion, Sentence Compo- 
sition, Memoriter work 



Arithmetic. 



Mental Arithmetic, Ad- 
dition and Subtraction 
with objects, and with 
numbers of two figures. 
Reading and writing 
numbers to 100. 



Mental Arithmetic, Four 
Simple Rules to Short 
Division inclusive. Mul- 
tiplication Table. Avoir 
dupois weight, Long, 
and Liquid Measures. 



Geography 
and History . 



Elementary terms. Divi- 
sions of land and wa- 
ter. Map of the school 
neighborhood. 



Outline of the map of 
Canada. 



Object Les- 
sons or Use- 
ful Know- 
ledge 



Form Study and Drawing, Colour, Size, Weight, 
Plants, Animals, Forest Trees, and Minerals of 



COURSE OF STUDY 
SCHOOLS- -Continued. 



35 



GRADE III. 



GRADE IV. 



the reading lesson. Special attention to be given to pleasant- 
and correctness of pronunciation, and to writing and spelling 



Copying, Dictation, Word 
Building, Special Study of 
Simple Selections, from best 
prose and poetry, with Memo- 
riter work, Sentence Drill, 
the Parts of Speech. 



Mental Arithmetic, Long Divi- 
sion Simple examples in Frac- 
tions and in Compound Num- 
bers in ordinary use, and 
Review. 



Map of Western Hemisphere, 
Map Drawing, Outline of Can- 
adian History, French Rule. 



Dictation, Special Study of 
Selections, including Defi- 
nitions, Derivations, Analy- 
sis, and Synthesis of Senten- 
ces, Parsing, Letter Writing, 
Accounts, Descriptive Com- 
position, and Recitation of 
selected passages. 



Mental Arithmetic, Simple 
Example i in Fractions, De- 
cimals, ] ercentage, Interest, 
Mensuration and Review. 



Map of Eastern Hemisphere, 
Map Drawing, Outline of 
Canadian History, including 
points of contact with British 
History. 



Motion, First Notions of Agriculture, 
the Province, and their uses.) 



(Special attention to the 



36 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

ELEMENTARY 



SUBJECTS. 



GRADE I. 



GRADE II. 



French 

(optional) 



Names of objects in con- 
versation... 



Names of objects, fami- 
liar phrases. 



Text-Books. . 
necessary for 
each grade. 



Reading Book, Table- 
card, Slate, Slate-Pen- 
cil. *Primary Exer- 
cises in Arithmetic, 
Parts 1 and 2. 



Reading Book, Table- 
card, Slate, Slate-Pen- 
cil, Copy Book, Blank 
Book, Pen, Ink. *Pri- 
mary Exercises in 
Arithmetic, Parts 3 
and 4. Curtis' Oral 
Lessons in French, 
Part. I. 



N. B. — Musical and Physical Exercises are required to 
* Primary Exercises in Arithmetic were formerly called 



COURSE OF STUDY 
SC H OO LS— Continued. 



37 



GRADE III. 



GRADE IV. 



Easy sentences with simple 
forms of familiar verbs. 



Reading, easy exercises in 
translation, regular verbs. 



Reading Book, Slate, Pencils, 
Copy-Book, Blank Book, 
Pen, Ink, Arithmetic, Geo- 
graphy, Canadian History, 
Drawing Book No. 1. *Pri- 
mary Exercises in Arithme- 
tic, Parts 5 and 6. Curtis' 
Oral Lessons in French, Part 
II. 



Reading Book, Slate, Pencils, 
Spelling Book, Copy Book, 
Blank Book, Pen, Ink, Arith- 
metic, Grammar, "Geography 
Canadian History, Drawing 
Book No. 2. * Primary Ex- 
ercises in Arithmetic, Parts 
7 and 8. Curtis' Oral Les- 
sons in French, Part. III. 



form part of School Course. 
" Grafton's." 



38 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 



MODEL SCHOOLS 

(intermediate and 



Subject. 


1. 5th year. 


II. 6th year. I III. 7th year. 
1 




The Opening Exercises in all Grades consist 


Scripture. . 


Life and Words of 


The Gospel of St. 


The Acts of the 




Christ. 


Luke. 


Apostles. 




The Gospel of St. 








Luke. 






Writing. 


Simple Business 


Business Forms, 


As in Grade II 




Forms,addressing 


including Prom- 


and also to make 




of envelopes, and 


issory Notes and 


a Day Book and 




easy Bills. 


short business 


Personal Ledger 






letters. 


accounts from 
easy transac- 
tions. 


English. 


Dictation, Re- 


Dictation Re- 


Dictation , West's 




nouf's Easy Ex- 


nouf s Easy Ex- 


Grammar for Be- 




ercises in English 


ercises in English 


ginners to p. 89, 




Part II., Lamb's 


Parts III. and IV 


Analysis of Easy 




Tales, Pt. II. 


Longfellow : — 


Sentences ; 




(Renouf) ; or 


King Robert of 


Scott's Ivanhoe 




Kingsley: — The 


Sicily, and Ma- 


(Nelson). 




Heroes, (Morang 


caulay : — The 






and Co.) 


brittle of Lake 
Regillus (Mo- 
rang and Co.) 




History. 


(a) Canadian His- 


Canadian Histo- 


(b) British Histo- 




tory : — French 


ry : — English 


ry to 1603. 




Regime. 


Rule. 





COURSE OF STUDY 



39 



AND ACADEMIES 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS) 



I. 8th year. 



II. 9th year, 



III. 10th year. 



of Scripture Reading and Prayer, with Singing 















To make a Day Book, 
Cash Book and Jour- 
nal from easy trans- 
actions ; to post from 
the Journal, and to 
close the accounts in 
the Ledger. 










Dictation, West's 

ners, Composition ; 
Scott : The Lady of 
the Lake. (Macmil- 
lan and Co.) 


Tennyson : — Select 

West's Elements of 
English Grammar. 
Sykes' English Com- 
position, pp. 1-80. 


| Shakespeare's Mer- 

Tennyson : - Select 
Poems, (Alexander) 
English Composi- 
tion ; or 
Nineteenth Century, 
Prose, pp. 1-126 ; 
English Composition 


British History, 1485- 
1900. 


Greek History ; or Col- 
lier's Great Events, 
Periods I-IV ; or 
Halleck's History of 
Eng. Lit. to p. 260. 


Events ; or Greek 
and Roman History; 
or Halleck's History 
of Lit. complete. 



40 



REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 



MODEL SCHOOLS 

(INTERMEDIATE and 



Subject. 



I. 5th year. 



II. 6th year. 



III. 7th year. 



Geography 



North and South 
America. 



Europe with spe- 
cial study of the 
British Isles. 



Asia, Africa and 
Australia. 



Arithmetic 



Mental and Ra- Mental and Ra 
pid ; Vulgar) pid ; Vulgarand 



Fractions. 



Decimal Frac 
tions, Compound 
Rules. 



Mental and Ra- 
pid ; Percentage, 
Interest, Time 
and Work,Square 
Root, Areas : — 
including trian- 
gle, parallelo- 
gram and circle. 



Algebra. 



Simple Prepara- 
tory Exercises. 
— Easy work in 
the four Simple 
Rules. 



Geometry. 



French. 



Curtis' Oral Les 
sons, Part III 
or Fasquelle's 
Introduct ory 
French Course, 
pp. 26-80. 



Curtis' Oral Les- 
sons, Part IV. ; 
or Fasquelles, 
Introductory 
French Course, 
pp. 81-164. 



Curtis' Oral Les- 
sons, Pt. V.; or 
Progressive Fr. 
Reader, Part I- 
pp. 1 to 31. Fas, 
quelle's Intro- 
ductory French 
Course, pp. 164- 
242. 



COURSE OF STUDY 



41 



AND ACADEMIES -Continued. 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS) 



I. 8th year. 



II. 9th year. 



III. 10th year. 



Physical and Agricul- 
ture. As in Davis 
Elementary (Ed 
1902) Chap. I. to V. 
or Longmans' Prim- 
ary Phys.Geog. ,chap 
I to V. 



Physical Geography. 
As in Davis' Ele- 
mentary (Ed. 1902); 
or Longmans' Pri. 
Phys. Geog., the 
whole book. 



Complete Arithmetic, 
including Gain and 
Loss, Metric System 
and easy examples in 
Stocks and Present 
Worth. 




Extra Math. Pt. II. 
(Algebra, Geometry 
Trigonometry.) 



Simples Rules ; and 
easy exercises in Fac 
toring and in Simple 
Equations of one 
unknown quantity. 



Euclid I., 1-26. 



Progressive Fr., Read 

per, Part I., Berten- 

shaw's Gr., pp. 44-72 



Factoring, Fractions,! 
G.C.M. and L.C.M., 
Simple Equations! 
and easy Quadratics.! 



Quadratics, Involu- 
tion, E v o 1 u t$"on , 
Fractional Indices 
and Surds. 



Euclid I., II. and 
easy Deductions. 



Progressive Fr. Read- 
er, Part II., Berten- 
shaw's Gr. to page 
142. 

French ""Comp. based 
on Selections from 
the'Reader Pt. II. 



Euclid I., II., III. 
with Deductions. 



Progressive Fr. Read- 
er, Part II., Berten- 
shaw's Gr. 

French Comp. based 
on Selections from 
the Reader, Pt. II. 



42 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

MODEL SCHOOLS 

(INTERMEDIATE AND 



Subject. 



I. 5th year. 



II. 6th year. 



III. 7th year. 



German. 



Latin. 



Henderson and 
Little's New 

First Latin Book 
Lessons 1-30. 



(1) Henderson 
and Little's New 
First Latin Book, 
Lessons 1-61, 
with pp. 274-281. 
(2) Fabulae Fa- 
ciles — Extracts 
21-40. 



Greek. 



Science. 



Lessons on Tem- 
perance and 
Health. 

Knight, Part I, 
with Lesson XIX 
of Part II. 



Lessons and Tern 
pe ranee and 
Health. 

Knight, Part II, 
with Lessons XX 
and XXI of Part 
III and Lesson 
XXI of Part IV. 



ND ACADEMIES 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS) 



COURSE OF STUDY 



-Continued. 



43 



I. 8th year. 



II. 9th year. 



III. 10th year. 



German Accidence, 
Joynes-Meissner, 135 
pages.. 

Storm-Immensee, 25 
pp. 



Storm-Immensee, Auf 
der Sonnensaite ; 
Grammar. 



(1) Shorter Latin | (1) Shorter Latin 



Course, Part (c) II, 
pp. 1-40 (2) Fabulae 
Faciles — Extracts 
41-100. 



Course, Part (c) II., 
40-73 ; ; (2) Caesar, 
De Bello Gallico, IV, 
chap. 20 to 38 ; (3) 
Gleasons' Ovid, 200 
lines, beginning on 
p. 1. 



(1) Syntax, as in S. 
L.C. Part II. with 
exercises; (2)Csesar, 
De Bello Gallico, IV 
chap. 20-38. and V; 
(3) Gleason's Ovid, 
lines 1-670; (4) Exer- 
cises in unseen Trans- 
lation. 



First Greek Book, 
(White )pp. 1-73; 
or First Steps in 
Greek (Ritchie) pp. 
1-37. 



First Greek Book, 
p. 64 to end, with 
translation and writ- 
ten exercises from 
English into Greek ; 
or First Steps in 
Greek, (Ritchie) p. 
38 to end. 



Xenophon, Anabasis 
I. , (as in White's Be- 
ginners' Greek Book, 
pp. 304-428) ; or 
Xenophon, Anabasis 

II. Grammatical Re- 
view, written exerci- 
ses ; Exercises in 
Translation, as in 

Peacock & Bell. 



Physics and Chemis- 
try (Stage I.) (d) 



Physics and Chemis- 
try (Stage II)., Che- 
mistry : — Remsen 
chap. I-X. Gage's 
Introduction to Phy 
sical Science; chaps. 
I., II. (e). 



Physics and Chemis- 
try (Stages II. and 
III.) ; or Botany 
(Bailey) ; or Che- 
mistry ; or Gage's 
Introduction to Phy- 
sical Science, chaps. 
I. to V. 



44 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

MODEL SCHOOL! 

(INTERMEDIATE AN 



Subject. 



Science. 



I. 5th year. 



II. 6th year. | III. 7th year. 



Drawing. 



Prang, No. 2 



Prang, No. 3. 



Prang, No. 4 ; 
No. 3. D. C. F. 



Candidates who pass successfully the III Grade Academy Exair 
culation subjects will be accepted for matriculation by the Ue 
(a) Gammell's suggested. (6) Gardiner's Outlines suggested 
Physics and Chemistry (Gregory & Simmons.) (e) Edition 1902 
(*) For information concerning Grade-Subjects, Time-Limits 



COURSE OF STUDY 



45 



,ND ACADEMIES. 

ij 5CONDARY SCHOOLS) 



-Continued. 



I. 8th year. 



II. 9th year. 



III. 10th year. 



Botany : — Bailey, pp. 
1 to 250, and the 
study of a few com- 
mon plants. 



Prang, No. 5 ; or No 
4. D.C.F. 



Prang, No. 6 ; or No 
5. D.C.F. 



Special Review of 
Freehand and Geo- 
metrical. 



jations, having gained the required standing on the papers in matri- 
lersities of Bishops and McGill. 
:) Macmillans' Shorter Latin Course suggested, (d) Elementary 



jj C, see Memoranda of Instructions to Teachers. 



46 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 
ACADEMIES AND MODEL SCHOOLS 

76. In order that an institution may be recog- 
nized as an Academy it must fulfil the following 
conditions : 

a. It must be under the control of, and receive 
financial support from, the school board of the 
municipality in which it is situated. 

b. A suitable school building, furnished with the 
necessary appliances, must be provided. 

c. It n ust be organized in three departments, 
viz : Eler .entary, Model School and Academy. 

d Three teachers must be employed, one of 
whom must hold an academy diploma. 

e. The teachers must be engaged at fixed salaries 
by the school board. 

/. The authorized course of study must be fol- 
lowed in each department. 

g. The pupils must pass satisfactorily the annual 
written examination prescribed for such schools. 

h. It must remain in session at least one hundred 
and eighty days during the year. 

77. In order that an institution may be recog- 
nized as a Model School it must fulfil the condi- 



ACADEMIES AND MODEL SCHOOLS 47 

tions prescribed for Academies, except that it may 
be organized in two departments, elementary and 
model, under two teachers, one of whom must hold, 
at least, a model school diploma. 

78. It shall be competent, however, for the Pro- 
testant Committee to recommend a special grant to 
one school in a county, when the conditions re- 
quisite for a Model School or an Academy have not 
been fulfilled. 



79. No institution is allowed to change the title 
under which it is known, so as to transfer it from 
one grade of institution recognized by law to a 
higher grade, without being previously authorized 
to do so by the Protestant Committee. 



80. Model schools shall not take up the work of 
grades not properly belonging to such schools with- 
out the express permission of the Protestant Com- 
mittee. Permission to do the work of specified 
Academy grades may be granted upon the request 
of any school board to any model school upon the 
receipt, from the Inspector of Superior Schools, of 
a report recommending that such permission be 
given. 

81. Every pupil desiring to enter the model 
school department of a superior school must un- 
dergo an examination in the subjects of Grade IV. 
Elementary Course, and pupils desiring to enter 



48 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

the academy department must undergo an examin- 
ation in the subjects of the Grade III. Model School 
Course. 



82. The school board shall fix a uniform school 
fee for each department of a superior school so that 
there may be one fee for the whole course of study 
of each department. 

83. Academies and Model Schools, that receive 
no grant in any year, must make application if they 
desire to be inspected by the inspector of superior 
schools the following year. 



84. Academies and Model Schools are required 
to send to the Department of Public Instruction, 
before the first of July each year, specimens of 
school exercises in Writing, Drawing, Map Draw- 
ing and Mathematics, prepared upon the approved 
form of paper, and these specimens shall be taken 
into consideration in the distribution of the grants. 



INSPECTION OF ACADEMIES AND MODEL SCHOOLS 

85. It is the duty of the Inspector of Superior 
Schools : 



a. To inspect the Protestant Academies and 
Model Schools of the Province at any time from the 
1st of October to the 1st of May, giving one day 



ACADEMIES AND MODEL SCHOOLS 49 

when so ordered, to the inspection of each Model 
School and two days to the inspection of 1 each Acad- 
emy ; 

b. To examine the buildings and furnishings of 
each school , and the condition of the outhouses ; 

c To note the number of pupils on the roll, and 
the number present on the day of inspection ; 

d. To ascertain how far the course of study is be- 
ing carried out in each school and what, if any, are 
the obstacles to this being done fully ; 

e. To inquire into the work and the progress of 
the work in the several grades ; 

/. To examine the time-table, and ascertain whe- 
ther it is judiciously formulated or not ; 

g. To take notes of each teacher's method of con- 
ducting his classes, whether he enlists the interest 
and attention of his pupils, whether there are indi- 
cations of careful preparation for the work on his 
part or not ; 

h. To note the strong and weak points of each 

school ; 

i. To give each teacher privately, such judicious 
hints and suggestions as to the conduct of his school 
as may seem necessary in the circumstances ; 



50 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

;". To fill up the bulletin furnished by the Su- 
perintendent for each school ; 

k. To submit a general annual report upon the 
prescribed work of inspection at the September 
meeting of the Committee, along with the tabulated 
returns of the results of the written examination, 
and to submit an interim report upon the work of 
inspection at each of the three remaining quarterly 
meetings of the Committee ; 

I. To prepare the examination papers in ac- 
cordance with the authorized course of study, in 
Academies and Model Schools, if required, and to 
submit them to the sub-committee on examinations, 
for revision and approval. 

86. The Inspector of Superior Schools shall, in 
the tabulated returns of the written examination, 
report in regard to each school : — 

a. The number of pupils on the roll for the term 
in which the examination is held, and the number 
present on the day of examination. 

b. The number of pupils presented for examina- 
tion in each grade. 

c. The number of pupils not classed in any grade, 
and the subjects taken by them. 

d. The number of pupils that have passed in each 
grade, and the number that have failed in each. 



ACADEMIES AND MODEL SCHOOLS 51 

e. The information required in the form of re- 
port, in which the standing of the pupils in the sev- 
eral grades shall be given, and separately the stand- 
ing of the ungraded pupils in the subjects which 
they have taken, along with a copy of the examin- 
ation papers. 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION OF ACADEMIES AND MODEL 
SCHOOLS 

87. There shall be an annual written examin- 
ation of the Protestant Academies and Model 
Schools held simultaneously under the direction of 
local deputy-examiners approved of by the Protes- 
tant Committee. 



88. The examination papers shall not be sent 
to a school which refuses to remunerate its deputy- 
examiners. 



89. In these written examinations pupils shall 
be considered as having passed in their respective 
grades provided they pass in all the grade subjects 
specified in the course of study. However, pupils 
who fail in not more than two subjects may be pass- 
ed at the discretion of the examiners when the ag- 
gregate of marks is high enough to justify such ex- 
ceptional action. 

90. The papers for these examinations, except- 
ing the Grade III Academy, shall be prepared by 



52 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

the inspector of superior schools. Pupils who pass 
in the subjects prescribed for their respective grades 
will be entitled to receive certificates to this effect 
from the Department of Public Instruction. 

UNIVEKSITY SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS 

91. The University School Examinations shall 
be the leaving examinations of Grade III Academy. 



92. These examinations shall be known as the 
''University School Examinations." They shall 
be conducted by the Matriculation Board of 
McGill University as enlarged by the addition of 
two assessors appointed to represent the teaching 
profession, with the addition for this purpose of 
the following associate members : — 

a. Two members of the teaching staff of the 
University of Bishop's College, appointed by the 
Protestant Committee on the nomination of the 
College Council. 

b. The Secretary of the Protestant Committee, 
the Inspector of Superior Schools, and one addi- 
tional member appointed by the Protestant Com- 
mittee and qualified by experience to take part in 
the actual work of examination. Associate members 
shall have all the powers and privileges of ordinary 
members in regard to matters affecting the interests 
of schools under the control of the Protestant Com- 
mittee. 



SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS 53 

93. This enlarged board shall be known as the 
University School Examining Board. 

94, The arrangements for and conduct of these 
examinations are, as heretofore, to be in accord- 
ance with the regulations of the Protestant Com- 
mittee. The date of these examinations and the 
course of study and text-books upon which they 
are based shall be determined by the Protestant 
Committee after consultation with the Corporation 
of McGill. 



95. "University School Examinations" shall be 
the official heading for all reports, examination 
papers, certificates and other blank forms con- 
nected with the examinations. 



96. The certificate issued to successful candi- 
dates shall be signed by the by the English Secre- 
tary of the Department and stamped with the seal 
of the Department, and shall be known as the As- 
sociate in Arts or A. A. certificate. 



9*7. Am annual report shall be made to the Pro- 
testant Committee giving the membership of the 
Matriculation Board and the results of the exam- 
inations. The tabulated results of the examina- 
tions shall be filed in the Department of Public 
Instruction. 



54 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

98, The foregoing provisions with the existing 
financial arrangements (1) shall be continued until 
terminated by a year's notice, either by the Pro- 
testant Committee or by McGill University. 

The University of Bishop's College shall have 
the right of withdrawal on giving a year's notice. 



99. The University School Examining Board 
may be represented at the Grade II Academy ex- 
aminations by one examiner in Mathematics and 
one in English, the examinations to be held at 
Quebec or Montreal, as may be decided from time 
to time by the Protestant Committee. 

a. Pupils of Grade III. Academy Course, 
shall take the University School Examinations for 
the Certificate of Associate in Arts and those who 
pass for the certificate of Associate in Arts shall be 
be held to have passed in their Grade. 

b. No pupil shall be allowed without the concur- 
rence of the Inspector of Superior Schools, to pro- 
ceed to these examinations from any of the Super- 
ior Schools under the supervision of the Protestant 
Committee before having passed in Grade II. 
Academy. 

c. No pupil shall be accepted for these examina- 
tions from a Model School that is not equipped as 
an Academy in point of staff. 

(1) The contribution of $500.00 annually by the Protes- 
tant Committee towards the'expenses of the University Exam- 
ining Board. 



SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS 55 

d. Candidates in the Province of Quebec not in 
attendance at schools which take the June exam- 
inations as provided by the Protestant Committee 
may, upon application, present themselves at these 
examinations on payment of a fee of five dollars 
and on conforming to the regulations governing 
these examinations. 



100. The examination of the pupils of Grade 
III. Academy Course, for the certificate of Asso- 
ciates in Arts, shall be in accordance with the 
standard prescribed in the course of study for that 
grade. 

101. Pupils over eighteen years of age may re- 
ceive the certificates of the Universities and the 
title of Associate in Arts, but they shall not be 
ranked with the other candidates. 



102. The examination papers, shall be distri- 
buted from the Department of Public Instruction 
by the Inspector of Superior Schools, and the 
answers of the pupils shall be returned to the De- 
partment in accordance with instructions to de- 
puty-examiners. The answers of the pupils of 
Grade III. Academies shall be transmitted directly 
to the Secretary of the University Board of School 
Examiners, for examination and report for the in- 
formation of the Protestant Committee. 



56 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

103. The maximum number of marks for each 
subject shall be as follows: — In Grade I. 50; in 
Grade II. 75 ; and in Grade III. 100. In the ex- 
amination, pupils shall not be considered as having 
passed in any subject unless they have obtained at 
least fifty percent (and in the case of Dictation 
seventy-five) of the marks attainable in that sub- 
ject. 



104. The examination papers prepared by the 
Inspector of Superior Schools shall have the value 
of each question printed in the margin. 



105. All pupils in attendance at any superior 
school must take the June examinations, but credit 
will not be given to the school for the marks of pu- 
pils who have not been in attendance at least nine- 
ty days during the current year. 



106. Associates in Arts who have passed in 
Latin, Greek, Algebra and Geometry, may, with- 
out further examination, enter the Faculties of 
Arts of the two Universities of McGill College and 
Bishop's College. Those who have passed in 
Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, may enter 
the Faculty of Applied Science of McGill Univer- 
sity. (1) 



(1) By arrangement with these universities. Particulars as 
to options may be found in the University Calendars. 



SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS 57 

107, These examinations shall be held in the 
month of June, and shall not begin earlier than 
the twelfth day of that month. 



108. The following rules shall govern all ex- 
animations and shall be read to candidates before 
the first of the series of examinations. 



a. The candidates are to be placed in the ex- 
amination room so as to prevent copying, or com- 
munication of any kind between them. 

One candidate only shall be placed at each desk 
which he shall occupy throughout the examination. 

b. At the hour appointed for the examination, 
the candidates being in their allotted places, the 
examination papers for that hour shall be opened, 
and distributed to the candidates. 

c. The examination papers, or any question 
therein, may be read aloud to the candidates by the 
deputy examiner, but no explanation whatever shall 
be given as to the meaning or purport of the ques- 
tions. 

d No candidate shall be permitted to enter the 
examination room after the expiration of one half 
hour from the commencement of the examinations. 
Any candidate leaving the examination room after 
the issue of the examination papers in any subject 
shall not be permitted to return during the exam 
ination of the subject then in hand. 



58 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

e. No candidate shall give or receive assistance 
of any kind in answering the examination ques- 
tions. Any candidate detected (a) in taking into 
the examination room or having about him any 
book or writing from which he might derive assist- 
ance in the examination, (b) in speaking to or ap- 
plying to other candidates under any circumstances 
whatever, (c) in answering under any circum- 
stances whatever applications from other can- 
didates, (d) in exposing written papers' to the view 
cf other candidates, (e) in endeavoring to overlook 
the work of other candidates, shall be immediately 
dismissed from the examination. The plea of ac- 
cident or forgetfulness shall not be received. 

/. Candidates shall write their answers on one 
side only of the paper, and shall use no other paper 
than that provided for them. 

g. The use of blotting paper for rough drafts 
or for any writing whatever is strictly forbidden. 
But rough drafts may be made on the back of the 
paper provided. 

• h. At the close of the examination all the paper, 
including the blotting paper, furnished to a can- 
didate must be returned to the deputy examiner. 

t. No candidate shall have access to his answers, 
and no alteration shall be made therein after they 
are delivered to the deputy examiner. 



SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS 59 

;. No persons, except those taking part in the 
examination, shall be admitted into the examina- 
tion room during the examination, and no con- 
versation or anything that may disturb the can- 
didates shall be allowed. 

k. The candidates shall be under the direct and 
careful supervision of the deputy examiner from the 
beginning of the examination to its close. 

I. The deputy examiner of each local centre shall 
sign the following declaration at the close of the 
examination and forward it to Quebec. 

"I hereby solemnly declare that the examination 

of has been conducted strictly in 

accordance with the special regulations prescribed 
for such examination, that the envelopes contain- 
ing the printed examination papers furnished for 
the June examinations were opened in the presence 
of the candidates, that all the answers were collect- 
ed at the time specified, and that these answers as 
forwarded to the secretary, have been given, to the 
best of my knowledge, by the pupils themselves, 
without assistance from the deputy examiner, fel- 
low pupils, memoranda or text book, during the 
time of examination, and have not been accessible 
to unauthorized persons. 

(Signature,) 

Deputy Examiner." 



60 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

m. The deputy examiner shall send with the 
above declaration a plan of the examination room 
setting forth the position occupied by each can- 
didate. 

CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS 
AND TRUSTEES 

School Grounds 

109. School sites shall, when possible, be in 
dry elevated positions, easily accessible, and pro- 
vided with good water. 

110. School sites shall, when possible, be isol- 
ated and so situated that the surroundings will not 
interfere with the work of the school room or with 
the morals of' the pupils. 

111. School sites shall be as far removed as 
possible from swamp, or cemetery. 

112. The school grounds shall be properly level- 
led and drained, planted with shade trees and en- 
closed by a substantial fence. They shall, when 
possible, not be less than half of an acre in extent. 
A larger area shall be provided for large schools. 

113. Separate closets or privies shall be pro- 
vided for the sexes. A close fence, at least six feet 
in height, extending from the closets to the school 



SCHOOL HOUSES 61 

building, shall separate the approaches of these 
closets. 



114. Proper care shall be taken to secure clean- 
liness in these closets and to prevent unpleasant 
and unhealthful odours. The approaches from 
the school house to the closets shall be so kept that 
the closets may be reached with comfort in all kinds 
of weather. 

School Houses 

115. The school house shall, when possible, be 
placed at least thirty feet from the public highway. 

116. When the number of children of school 
age in a district exceeds seventy-five, the school- 
house shall contain at least two rooms, when it ex- 
ceeds one hundred and twenty-five, three rooms, an 
additional room, at least being required for each 
additional fifty children. 



117. In each school room the area shall be at 
least fifteen square feet for each pupil, and the 
height from door to ceiling at least ten feet, so as 
to give at least one hundred and fifty cubic feet of 
air space per pupil. * 



* This minimum space is sufficient'only when provision is 
made for ventilation upon the most recent and approved plans. 
In ordinary cases nearly twice as much space is needed. G. W. P. 



62 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

118. There shall be ante-rooms or cloak rooms 
for pupils of both sexes, separate from the school 
room, warmed and ventilated and supplied with 
hooks, and with shelves for the pupils' luncheon. 



119. All doors shall open outward. 

120. The heating apparatus shall be so placed 
as to give a uniform temperature of sixty-five 
degrees, determined by a thermometer, in the 
school room during school hours. 

121. The windows of a school room shall be 
placed on both sides of the school room, or on the 
left side of the pupils and behind them, but never 
in front of the pupils. The area of' the windows, 
collectively, shall not be less than one-sixth of the 
floor surface of the school room. The top of each 
window shall be carried up as near the ceiling as 
possible ; and the bottom of the side windows shall 
be at least four feet from the floor of the room, and 
the bottom of the windows behind the pupils at 
least six feet from the floor. 



122. The windows shall open readily from the 
top and bottom, and when double windows are used 
a ventilator shall be provided at the top and bottom 
of each double window. 



SCHOOL HOUSES 63 

123. There shall be in every school room ample 
provision for the admission and circulation of pure 
air and for the escape of impure air. 

124. The school boards are required to observe 
the regulations of the Provincial Board of Health 
and to follow the directions of the local Boards of 
Health in all matters concerning the sanitary con- 
ditions of school houses, grounds and outbuildings. 

125. The school houses are to be built in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications furnished 
or approved by the Superintendent. 

126. School houses shall not be opened before 
having been accepted by the school inspector who 
will visit them at the request of the school board, 
and the said school board shall pay the travelling 
and other expenses incurred by the school inspector 
for the purpose of this visit. The school inspector 
shall report the result of his visit immediately to 
the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

127. School boards shall see that each school- 
house is kept in good repair, that the windows are 
properly filled with glass, and that suitable fuel is 
provided ; that the desks and seats are in good re- 
pair, that the outhouses are properly provided with 
doors and kept clean, that the blackboards are kept 
painted, that there is a supply of good water, and 
that everything that is necessary for the comfort. 



64 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

of the pupils and the success of the school is pro- 
vided. When a manager is appointed, the school 
board shall see that he performs his duties in a 
proper manner. * 



128. No puplic school house or school ground or 
any building, furniture, or other thing pertaining 
thereto, shall be used or occupied for any other 
purpose than for the use or accommodation of the 
public school of the district, without the express 
permission of the school board or the chairman 
thereof, and then only on condition that all dam- 
ages are made good by the persons obtaining per- 
mission, and that the school room is properly 
cleaned before the time for opening the school. 



129. The teacher has charge of the school house 
on behalf of the school board. He has no authority 
to use the school house other than as directed by 
them, without their sanction. At the request of 
the school board he must at once deliver up the 
key of the school house to the chairman. 

School Furniture and Apparatus 

130. A sufficient number of seats, provided 
with backs, and desks shall be provided for the 
accommodation of all the pupils ordinarily in at- 
tendance at the school. 



SCHOOL FURNITURE 65 

131. The seats and desks shall be so arranged 
that the pupils may sit facing the teacher. Not 
more than two pupils shall be allowed to sit at one 
desk. 

132. The height of the seats shall be so grad- 
uated thai all pupils may be seated with their feet 
resting firmly upon the floor. (To accommodate 
pupils of all ages the desks should be of three dif- 
ferent sizes.) 



133. The seats and desks shall be fastened to 
the floor in rows with aisles at least eighteen inches 
in width between the rows ; passages, at least three 
feet wide, shall be left between the outside rows 
and the side and the rear walls of the room, and a 
space from three to five feet wide, between the 
teacher's platform and the front desks. 

134. Each desk shall be. so placed that its edge 
will be directly over the edge of the seat behind it. 
The desk shall be provided with a shelf for pupils' 
books. 

135. There shall be a teacher's desk of con- 
venient form with lock and key, placed upon a dais 
or rlatform at least six inches in height. 



136. There shall be a cupboard, provided with 
lock and key, for the preservation of school records 
and apparatus. 



66 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 



137. There shall be a blackboard, at least three 
feet six inches wide, extending across the whole 
room in rear of the teacher's desk, with its lower 
edge not more than two and a half feet above the 
floor or platform ; and , when possible , there shall 
be an additional blackboard on each side of the 
room. At the lower edge of each blackboard there 
shall be a shelf or trough for holding crayons and 
brushes. 



188. There shall be in every school room a 
jacketed stove (unless another system of heating is 
used) a wood-box or a coal-bucket, a shovel, a 
poker, a broom, a water-bucket, a drinking cup, a 
hand bell, a clock, a thermometer, a copy of the 
school regulations, a copy of the authorized course 
of study, and an authorized school journal ; and in 
every school a standard dictionary, a visitor's re- 
gister, a set of tablet lessons of Part T. of the First 
Keader, a supply of crayons and blackboard 
brushes, a waste paper box, a map of North Amer- 
ica, a map of Canada and a map of the Province of 
Quebec. 



139. Provision shall be made by every school 
board for sweeping each school house daily and for 
scrubbing the floors at least once every two months, 
and for making fires one hour before the time for 
opening school when requisite ; but it is not the 
duty of teachers to do this work. 



SCHOOL YEAR 67 

The School Year 

140. All schools shall be closed from the 1st 
July to the 15th August each year ; but any school 
board may, with the approval of the Superinten- 
dent, open one or more of its schools during this 
period when the circumstances of the school render 
it necessary. 

141. The schools of a municipality shall open 
each year after the 15th of August, and not later 
than the first Monday in September, as may be 
determined by resolution of the school board of the 
muncipality. 



142. The schools of each mu uicipality shall 
continue in session each day, except the holidays 
hereinafter provided, from the date appointed for 
the opening until the close of the school session. 
In school municipalities where the school session 
is less than ten months the school boards may pro- 
vide by resolution for closing the schools during 
the breaking up of the roads. 



143. The holidays for the Protestant Schools 
of the Province shall be as follows : 

Every Saturday and Sunday ; From 24th Decem- 
ber to 2nd January inclusive ; Good Friday ; 
Victoria Day ; Dominion Day ; and such days 
as are proclaimed by authority or granted by reso- 



68 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

lution of the school board of the municipality or 
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

Also the two days upon which the Protestant 
Teachers' Association meets yearly, provided the 
teacher concerned actually attends the sessions of 
the Association after giving notice in writing to 
the school board. 



School Hours 

144. The school hours shall be from nine 
o'clock in the forenoon till four o'clock in the after- 
noon, unless the school board by resolution pres- 
cribes a shorter period. 

145. There shall be a recess of not less than ten 
minutes each forenoon and afternoon, and a recess 
of one hour at least shall be allowed for recreation 
during the middle of the school day. 

Engagement of Teachers 

146. Each school board shall engage its teach- 
ers for the time, at least, that the schools are to be 
in operation during the school year, and not for 
any less period, except to replace a teacher retiring 
before the end of the school year. 



147. In the engagement of teachers the school I 
board shall consider the special needs and circum- I 
stances of the several schools under its control and 



RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION 69 

shall allot the teachers among these schools so as 
best to promote the interests of the whole munici- 
pality. 

148, No school board shall require or permit 
any teacher under its control to "board around" 
among the inhabitants of the district. 

149. The teacher's engagement for Protestant 
schools shall be made in accordance with Form 
No. 4. 



150. Whenever the average attendance of an 
elementary school exceeds fifty, a second teacher 
?hall be engaged for that school by the school 
board. 



Religious Instruction 

151. Religious Instruction shall be given in all 
public schools, but no person shall require any 
pupil in any public school to read or study in or 
from any religious book, or to join in any exercise 
of devotion or religion, objected to in writing by his 
or her parents or guardians. 



152. Every Protestant school shall be opened 
each day with the reading of a portion of the Holy 
Scriptures followed by the Lord's Prayer. 



70 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

153. In all grades of Protestant schools the first 
half hour of each day shall be devoted to the open- 
ing exercises, (prescribed by the preceding Regu- 
lation,) instruction in morals, and Scripture His- 
tory. The Holy Scriptures and the authorized 
text-books shall be used for- this purpose. No de- 
nominational teaching shall be given in such 
schools. 



Authorized Text-Books and Forms 

154. A revision of the authorized text-books 
and apparatus shall be made once in four years. 

155. Each school board shall, during the year 
following each revision, select from the authorized 
books a list of text-books for use in the munici- 
pality, naming one book, or one graded set of 
books, in each subject of the course of study, and 
shall insist upon their use in the schools of the 
municipality to the exclusion of all others. 

156. School boards having adopted a list of 
text-books after the quadrennial revision, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this article, shall 
not replace one book by another during the qua- 
drennium without the express permission of the 
Protestant Committee of the Council of Public 
Instruction. A copy of this list shall be placed 
in each school of the municipality, and a copy shall 
be sent to the English Secretary of the Department 



71 

of Public Instruction. (An additional series of 
reading books may be selected for supplementary 
reading.) 

157. School boards shall provide and use the 
authorized forms of teachers' engagements, ac- 
count-books, school journal and school visitors' re- 
gister in their municipalities. 

Secretary -Treasurer's Expenses 

158. The secretary-treasurer shall be provided 
by the school commissioners or trustees with a 
suitable minute-book, account-books, and other 
stationery required for their work. 

159. The school commissioners and trustees 
shall, if possible, hold their meetings in the most 
central school of the municipality, and if they 
hold their meetings at any other place, they shall 
not pay rent therefor without the permission of the 
Superintendent. 

160. When a secretary-treasurer travels upon 
business of the school corporation he shall be paid 
his just travelling expenses ; but any indemnity 
which may have been accorded him by a court of 
justice or by any legislative or municipal body for 
the same journey shall be deducted from his ex- 
penses. 



72 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

161. A secretary-treasurer shall only be con- 
sidered to travel upon business of the corporation 
when he is specially authorized to do so by a reso- 
lution adopted at a regular meeting of the school 
corporation stating the object of the journey, or, 
if there is not time for a meeting, upon an order 
signed by the chairman or in his absence by two 
members of the school corporation. 



162. In the cities, towns and municipalities, of 
which the population amounted at the taking of the 
last census to more than three thousand souls, or 
of which the extent is more than nine miles in 
length, there shall be allowed a certain sum for 
taking the census of the children. 



163. Every sum allowed to the secretary-trea- 
surer, or otherwise paid out in accordance with the 
preceding regulations, shall be paid out of the 
funds of the school municipality and shall be ac- 
counted for in the ordinary manner. 



Poor Municipalities 

164. Those school municipalities only whose 
annual share of the government grant is less than 
two hundred dollars are eligible for a grant from 
the Poor Municipality Fund. 



POOR MUNICIPALITIES 73 

165. Municipalities desiring to obtain a grant 
from the Poor Municipality Fund must make ap- 
plication to that effect to the Superintendent 
through the Inspector on or before the 1st of Jan 
uary each year. 

166. This application must be accompanied by 
a certificate from the school inspector -stating (a) 
that the school law and regulations have been faith- 
fully carried out in the municipality; (b) that the 
teachers are competent; (c)that there are no ar- 
rears due by solvent persons ; (d) that the muni- 
cipality is poor and cannot contribute more than 
it does for school purposes. 

The Inspector shall give the rate of taxation 
upon the saleable value of real estate in the muni- 
cipality, as nearly as he can estimate it. 

F?16*y. School municipalities that have failed to 
comply with the instructions of the Superinten- 
dent shall receive no share of the Poor Municipal- 
ity Fund. 



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74 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

VI 

CONCERNING TEACHERS 

168. When two or more teachers are employed 
in a school one shall be the head teacher. The 
head teacher shall be responsible for the organ- 
ization, classification, and discipline of the whole 
school, and shall prescribe, (with the concurrence 
of the school board) , the duties of the assistant- 
teachers. 

169. Teachers shall not absent themselves from 
school nor close their schools on regular school days 
without permission from the school board or the 
chairman thereof, unless in case of sickness or other 
unavoidable cause, in which case the absence shall 
be immediately reported to the school board. 

170. It is the duty of a teacher in a public 
school : 

1. To see that the school house is ready for the 
reception of the pupils at least fifteen minutes be- 
fore the time prescribed for opening the school in 
the morning, and five minutes before the time for 
opening in the afternoon ; 

2. To. give vigilant attention to the ventilation 
and temperature of the school rooms, and to deter- 
mine the temperature by thermometer. At each 
recess the windows and doors shall be opened for 
the purpose of changing the atmosphere of the 
room ; 



DUTIES OF TEACHERS 75 

3. To give strict attention to the proper clean- 
liness of the schoolhouse and outbuildings, to make 
and enforce such rules as will ensure the keeping 
of the school grounds and outbuildings in a neat 
and cleanly condition, and to inspect these at least 
once each day ; 

4. To see that no damage is done to the fur- 
niture, fences, outbuildings, or other school pro- 
perty, and to give notice in writing to the school 
board of any such damage and also of any neces- 
sary repairs ; 

5. To see that the school house and outbuildings 
are locked at all proper times, and when not locked 
to see that they are under the charge of a teacher, 
or of a monitor for whose faithfulness the teacher 
shall be responsible, (or of a caretaker after school 
hours ;) 

G. To classify the pupils strictly according to the 
authorized course of study ; * 

7. To require each pupil to do thoroughly the 
work prescribed for one grade before promoting him 
to the next higher grade. Pupils who have fallen 
behind in the work of their grade may be placed in 
the next lower grade ; 

8. To prepare and keep in a conspicuous place 
in the school room, for the guidance of teacher and 
pupils, a time-table showing the order of exercises 
for each class for each day in the week, and the 
time devoted to each exercise per day ; 



76 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

9. Not to require or permit any pupil to use as 
a school text book any book not incuded in the list 
of text-books prescribed for the use of pupils in the 
municipality ; 

10. To open the school each morning with read- 
ing a portion of the Holy Scriptures, followed by 
the Lord's Prayer ; 

11. To furnish the pupils with constant employ- 
ment during school hours, and to endeavor by judi- 
cious and diversified methods to render the exer- 
cises of the school pleasant as well as profitable ; 

12. To make special preparation beforehand for 
each day's work with the several classes ; 

13. To teach diligently and faithfully all the 
subjects of the authorized course of study ; 

14. To explain each new lesson assigned, point- 
ing out the difficult parts, that every pupil may 
know what he is expected to do for the next reci- 
tation and how it is to be done ; 

15. To give his undivided attention to the school 
work, and not to engage in any private business 
or work on the school premises during school hours ; 

16. To use such methods to secure discipline as 
may be adopted by a kind, firm and judicious parent 
in his family, avoiding corporal punishment except 
when it shall appear to be imperatively necessary, 



DUTIES OF TEACHERS 77 

and then a record of the offence and the punish- 
ment shall be made in the school journal. All de- 
grading and unusual puuishment shall be avoided. 
Teachers are specially warned not to inflict any 
blow with the hand or otherwise upon the head of 
a pupil ; 

17. To read to the pupils, from time to time, the 
school regulations that apply to them, that they 
may have a clear understanding of the rules by 
which they are governed ; 

18. To preserve a careful oversight of the con- 
duct and habits of the pupils during school hours ; 

19. To keep, in the prescribed form, a journal of 
the daily attendance, and to inquire into causes of 
tardiness and absence ; 

20. To keep the visitors' register, and to allow 
visitors free access to the same ; 

•21. To make up all returns required by the 
superintendent, the inspector and the school board, 
as far as the information required can be supplied ; 

22. To carry out the suggestions of the inspector 
to the best of his ability ; 

23. To preserve for reference the educational 
journal and other works, etc., furnished to the 
school, and on retiring from the school to leave 
them in order for his successor ; 



78 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

24. To endeavor to improve his professional 
status by attending the teachers' meeting held in 
the county, and by professional reading. 



VII 

CONCERNING PUPILS 

171. It is the duty of every pupil to attend 
school punctually and regularly, to follow the au 
thorized course of study, to conform to the regula- 
tions of the school, to obey promptly all the direc- 
tions of the teacher, to be diligent in study, respect- 
ful to teachers, kind and obliging to schoolmates, 
clean and neat in habits, person and clothing, and 
to refrain entirely from the use of profane and 
and vulgar language. 

1*72. No pupil who is affected with, or exposed 
to, any contagious disease shall be pemitted to 
attend school until he produces medical or other 
satisfactory evidence that all danger from his ming- 
ling with the other pupils, or from his exposure to 
the disease, has passed away. 

173. Pupils are required to procure the text- 
books and other school requisites indicated by the 
course of study for the class to which they belong. 



DUTIES OF PUPILS 79 

1*74. The school board may provide and lend to 
indigent pupils with due precautions for their 
proper preservation, text-books and other school 
requisites. 



175. In all cases of absence pupils are required 
to furnish from their parents or guardians on re- 
turning to school sufficient reasons for such absence. 



1*76. No pupil shall be permitted to leave at 
any time before the regular hour for closing his 
class, except in the case of sickness or on a written 
or personal request of his parent or guardian. 

177. Each pupil is required to be present at 
each inspection and examination of his school or 
department, cr to present a satisfactory excuse for 
absence. 



178. Each pupil shall have a particular desk, 
and shall keep the same and the floor beneath it in 
a neat and orderly condition. 



179. Pupils of one district shall not attend the 
school of another district unless by special permis- 
sion of the school board. 



180. When the school board establishes more 
than one department or school in a district, all the 



80 REGULATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

pupils shall be classified according to their attain- 
ments and shall attend such department therein as 
they shall be found qualified for, as determined by 
proper examination. 



181. Pupils shall be responsible to the teacher 
for their conduct on the school , premises and also 
when going to, or returning from, school, unless 
they are accompanied by their parents or guardians. 

182. Any school property or furniture injured 
or destroyed by a pupil must be made good forth- 
with by the parent or guardian. 



183. When the ordinary discipline of the school 
fails to secure becoming conduct in a pupil, the 
teacher shall notify the parents of the fact. If no 
improvement takes place, the teacher may then 
suspend him from the school for a period not ex- 
ceeding five school days. If the suspension be for 
refusing to do some definite act that may rightfully 
be demanded, it may be extended until the offender 
returns and does that which he had refused to do. 



184. Whenever any teacher suspends a pupil, 
he shall at once notify the parents or guardians in 
writing stating the length of time for which the 
pupil is suspended and the reasons for such sus- 
pension. 



APPEALS SI 

185. When it becomes evident that the conduct 
of a pupils is such as to endanger the morals of his 
companions, or the authority of the teacher, and the 
ordinary modes of discipline fail to secure amend- 
ment, the head teacher may report the pupil to the 
school board for expulsion, and may suspend the 
pupil pending the decision of the school board. 

186. Any pupils expelled from school by the 
school board shall not be re-admitted to any school 
in the municipality without the written consent 
of the school board ; but any pupil expelled from 
school who shall express to the teacher his regret 
for his conduct as openly and explicitly as the case 
may require may, with the approval of the teacher 
and the school board, be re-admitted to the school. 



CONCERNING APPEALS TO THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 
FROM THE DECISIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 

187. Any person who desires to appeal to the 
Protestant Committee from the decision of the 
Superintendent shall do so by petition and in con- 
formity with the following provisions : 

1. The petition addressed to the Protestant Com- 
mittee of the Council of Public Instruction shall be 
forwarded to the secretary of the committee by re- 
gistered letter or it shall be served on him by a 
bailiff ; 



82 REGULATIONS TOJTHE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

2. This petition shall state the grounds or reasons 
of the appeal, and no others will be taken into con- 
sideration by the committee ; 

3. The persons interested shall appear before 
the committee or a sub-committee, personally (or 
by their attorney if they desire) , otherwise the com- 
mittee will proceed against them by default ; 

4. The Superintendent shall submit to the com- 
mittee all the documents in his possession relative 
to said appeal and no other document concerning 
matters or facts which may have happened since 
the judgment which is appealed against was ren- 
dered, shall be produced before the committee. 

5. The Superintendent, if he desires to do so, 
shall give to the committee explanations concerning 
the question or questions which form the subject 
of the appeal, in the presence of the persons in- 
terested ; 

6. The appeal shall be made within fifteen days 
from the day in which the judgment of the Super- 
intendent is communicated or transmitted to the 
representatives of both appellants and respondents ; 

7. No petition in appeal will be received by the 
committee unless accompanied with a deposit of 
four dollars to pay for copying documents required 
for the appeal. 



TEXT BOOKS 83 

IX 

CONCERNING TEXT-BOOKS SUBMITTED FOR AUTHOR- 
IZATION 

188. Persons desiring to submit a text-book to 
the Protestant Committee for authorization shall 
forward one dozen copies of the book to the Super- 
intendent for examination, stating the retail price 
and the price per dozen. 

2. Before final authorization of any book the 
publisher must legally bind himself to supply said 
book, in harmony with price and quality of samples 
submitted, as may be needed for schools under the 
jurisdiction of the Protestant Committee, for a term 
of at least five years. 

189. A sample copy of every edition of every 
book authorized by the Protestant Committee shall 
be deposited in the Department of Public Instruc- 
tion by the publisher, and no edition of any book 
shall be considered as approved without a certifi- 
cate to that effect from the Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, which certificate may be with- 
drawn at any time at the request of the Committee. 

190. Every authorized book shall bear the im- 
print of the publisher, and shall show upon the 
cover or title page the authorized retail price, and 
no part of the book shall be used for advertising 
purposes, without the written consent of the 
Superintendent of Public Instruction. 



84 REGULATIONS TO THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

191. No alterations in contents, typography, 
binding, paper, or any other material respect, shall 
in any case be made without the approval of the 
Protestant Committee. 



192. Any books recommended as aids to teach- 
ers, for private reference or study, shall not be 
used as text-books by the pupils. 

193. All regulations of the Protestant Commit- 
tee of the Council of Public Instruction which are 
in force when these regulations are approved by 
order-in-council, are hereby repealed. 



FOKM NO. 1 

Form of Certificate of Moral Character. 

"This is to certify that I, the undersigned, have 
personally known and had opportunity of observ- 
ing 

for the last past ; that 

during all such time his life and conduct have been 
without reproach ; and I affirm that I believe him 
to be an upright, conscientious and strictly sober 
many 

(This certificate must be signed by the Minister 
of the congregation to which the candidate belongs 
and by two school commissioners or trustees or 
school visitors,) 



FORMS 85 

POEM NO. 2 

Canada, Protestant Committee of the 

Province of Quebec, Council of Public Instruction. 

We hereby certify that a native of 

aged residing at 

and professing the Protestant faith, has produced 
the requisite certifiers, passed the examinations, 
and fulfilled the conditions prescribed by the School 
Law and Regulatious for Candidates for the posi- 
tion of Inspector of Protestant Schools, to the satis- 
faction of the Protestant Committee. 

We further certify that a class certificate 

has been granted to him and that he is, therefore, 
eligible for appointment as Inspector of Protestant 
Schools in the Province of Quebec. 

In witness whereof, by order of the Protestant 
Committee of the Council of Public Instruction, we 

have hereunto affixed our hands the day of 

in the year 19 

Chairman. 

Secretary. 



86 REGULATIONS TO THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

FOBM NO. 3 

To the Secretary, 

Protestant Central Board of Examiners, Quebec. 

Sir, 

I, (name in full) residing at 

(Post Office) county of professing the 

Faith, have the honor to inform you that 

I presented myself at in June 19 

for examination for grade — Academy Certificate. 

I enclose herewith : — 

1. A certificate that I was born at county 

of on the day o the month 

of 19 

2. A certificate of moral character according to 
the authorized form. 



(Signature in full.) 



FOKM No. 4 

Canada, 
Province of Quebec. Municipality of 

On the day of the month in the year 

19 ... , it is mutually agreed and stipulated between 
the school of the municipality of 



FORMS 87 

in the county of , represented by 

their chairman under a resolution of the said 

passed on the day of 19 . , and 

teacher holding a diploma for the Province 

of Quebec and residing at as follows : — 

The said teacher hereby makes an engagement 

with the said school board for the term of 

year from the day of 19. . .to the 

day of 19. . . (unless the diploma of the 

said teacher be withdrawn, or any other legal im- 
pediment arise) to teach the school in dis- 
trict No , according to the school law and 

regulations, every day during said term except on 
holidays prescribed by the Eegulations for Pro- 
testant Schools. 

The said agree to pay to the said teacher 

the sum of for the said school year, payable 

monthly in current money and not otherwise, and 
neither the secretary-treasurer nor any other person 
shall alter this method of payment. 

Done at the day and date first above 

mentioned, and the parties have signed after hear- 
ing the same read. 

Chairman of the School 

Teacher. 



88 REGULATIONS TO THE PROTESTANT COMMITTEE 

FOEM No. 5 

This is to certify that who holds 

a diploma from the School for Teachers , 

dated has taught in the school 

at in the county of during 

months of the scholastic year 19 ... , and has been 
assiduous in duty, punctual in attendance, ob- 
servant of regulations, has governed her pupils 
well, secured good progress in study, been polite 
and tactful in intercourse with parents, commis- 
sioners and Inspector, and maintained a character 
above reproach. 

Signed 

Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer of 

School Commissioners of 

School Inspector 

N.B. — Let each person signing this certificate 
fill in the number of months for which he gives it, 
and score out any clause to which he cannot sub- 
scribe. 



INDEX 



Academy : 

Conditions 76 

Special 78 

Change of name 79 

Fees of 82 

Specimens of work 84 

Inspection of 85 

Examination of 87 

Academy Diplomas : 

First Class for Graduates in Arts 24e-30-32-33 

First Class for Holders of Model Sc. Dip 31 

Second Class 24/-40-44 

Appeals to Protestant Committee 187 

Authorized Forms 157 

Authorization of Text Books 154-156-188-192 

Bulletins of Inspection 9A;-85j 

Blackboard 127-137 

Boarding Around 148 

Board of Examiners : 

Central Board 18-72 

For Inspectors 1-8 

Central Board : 

Powers and Duties of 18-20-28-29-72 

Grades of Diplomas 21-24 

Classes of Diplomas 22-24 

Fees 45-49 

Subjects of Examination 28-30 

Extra Provincial Certificates 46-50 

Exemptions granted 27 

Records and Reports 72-74 

Action of Board annulled 68 

Permits granted 35-39 

Classification of Schools 73-74 



II INDEX 

Course of Study : 

For three Grades of Schools 75 

In relation to Inspectors 96 

In relation to Superior Schools 76/ 

Of Normal School 52-53 

In relation to Teachers 9c 

In relation to Pupils 96 

Diplomas : 

Grades of 21-24 

Classes of 22-24 

Academy 24e-24/-30-3 1-32-33-40-44 

Engagement of Teachers : 

Length of 146 

Form of 149 

Educational Journals 170 (23) 

Fees : 

For Examination of Inspectors 6 

Teachers 49 

" Superior Schools 82 

" University Certificate 99d 

Holidays 143 

Head Teachers 168 

Inspectors : 

Examination of 4 

Composition of Board 1 

Expenses of Board 2 

Duties of Board 3 

Time of Examination 4 

Subjects of Examination 7 

Certificates 5 

Duties of 9 

Prize-Books 10 

Inspector of Superior Schools : 

Duties of 85-86 

Maps 138 

Model School : 

Conditions for 76-77 

Special Cases 78 

Change of Name 79 



INDEX III 

Fees of 82 

Application for Inspection 83 

Specimens of Work 84 

Inspection of 85 

Examination of 87-90 

Macdonald College School for Teachers : 

Direction of 57-58-59 

Committee of 59 

Annual Session 51 

Course of Study 52-53 

Admission 20-54 

Conditions of Continuance 55-56-60 

Religious Instruction 64-65 

Privileges of Teachers 66-67 

Bursaries 69-70 

Outbuildings 70 (5) 85 (b) 

Permits 35-39 

Prize-Books 10-16 

Poor Municipalities 164-167 

Pupils : 

Duties of 171 

Classification 168-170 (6) 

Work of 170 (7) 

Discipline of 154 (16)-183 

Conduct of 181-185 

Contagious diseases 172 

Text-Books for 173-174 

Reasons for absence 175 

Cannot leave School 176 

To be present at Inspection 177 

Of adjoining district 179 

Damages by. 182 

Punishments 183-184-185 

Religious Instruction ^ . 151-153 

School Boards : 

In relation to School grounds 109-114 

" School houses 115-129 

" School furniture 130-138 

" " " Teachers' engagements 146-150 

" Text-books 154-156 

Authorized Forms 157 



IV INDEX 

Secretary-Treasurer's Expenses 158-163 

School Journal 157-170 (19)-170 (23) 

School Year 140-142 

School Hours 144-145 

School Grounds 109-114 

School Houses : 

Position 109-115 

Size 112 

Plans 125 

Windows 121-122 

Repairs 127 

Use of 128 

Furniture 130-138 

Cleaning and Fires 139 

Damages 182-170 (4) 

To be locked 129 

In charge of Teachers 129 

Specimens of School Work : 

Elementary School 9 (i) 

Superior School 84 

Text-Books : 

Authorization of 154-156 

How authorized 188-192 

Uniform series of 155 

Pupils provided with 173 

May be lent to pupils 174 

Teachers : 

Attendance 169-170 (1) 

Duties of 170 

Head Teacher 168 

Engagements 76 (e)-146-147-149 

Number of 150 

Time Table 9 (c) and (d)-170 (8) 

Temperature 120-170 (2) 

Uniform Series of Text-Books 155-170 (9) 

Ventilation 122-123-170 (2) 

Visitor's Register 138-157-170 (20)